Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) One of the most widespread birds of prey, the #Osprey is found on every continent in the world except Antarctica. The osprey is also called the 'fish hawk', as it is well adapted for hunting fish. A reversible outer toe helps the osprey to carry fish while in flight. Hunting almost exclusively for live fish, the osprey plunges feet first to snatch them from the water, sometimes becoming completely submerged. #BirdsofPrey
A jaw-dropping moment (at least it was for the fish)
Aw, careful, those claws are a bit sharp! Just minding my own business and along comes this bird and snatches me out of my happy place! OSPREY catching a fish. Check out the Dyfi Osprey Project in West Wales on google and/or YouTube. jp
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The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), sometimes known as the sea hawk, fish eagle, river hawk or fish hawk, is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey. It is a large raptor, reaching more than 60 cm (24 in) in length and 180 cm (71 in) across the wings.In North America it breeds from Alaska and Newfoundland south to the Gulf Coast and Florida.